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The root children who have been sleeping all winter awake to become flower children and experience the new life, the color, and the joys of spring. First published in Germany in 1906, this charming fantasy about the children who live, all winter, beneath the earth, will answer many a child's query about how spring comes about each year. From the first warming of the earth, the Root girls begin to make spring dresses for themselves, while the Root boys shine up and paint all the insects. The Earth Mother bids them farewell when it is warm enough for them to go above ground, and after their summer's frolic, welcomes them home when winter again draws near. A fantastic vintage book to add to your personal collection, gifting, or pass it down another generation!

Book measures:
9" W x 11 3/4" H
(22.86cm x 29.84cm)

When the root children wake up
Illustrated by Sibylle V. Olfers
Written by Helen Dean Fish
J.B. Lippincott Company
Philadelphia and New York
Circa 1940
**Please note the condition of the book before purchase. This book is not perfect and used but suitable for collecting, or gifting. Sold as is****

-Hardcover book; orange with cover illustration
-Illustrated in color throughout book
-Used and good suitable condition for the age of the book
-No page taping, No missing and no loose book pages; good book binding
-Shows some shelf wear on book cover with light dirt & scratches, light rubbing on book spine and cover edges, exterior binding is good and intact, lightly bumped corners with little wearing
-Minimal page stains and minimal page dirt smudges, pages are moderately yellowed by age, buckling along interior spine inside the page crease
-Pages are free from crayola, pencil, pen, markers, and major page stains
-Inscribed by gifter in ink pen on front flyleaf that reads: 'Tracey from Uncle Francis and Aunt Ruth, Christmas 1946'
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When the Root Children Wake up, Circa 1940, By Sibylle v. Olfers Vintage childrens book


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: Vintage hardcover book
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